if you saw a crime in progress would you get involved?

@mama_bear (1124)
Canada
August 14, 2009 9:00pm CST
let us say for instance you saw someone being attacked or raped, would you intervene at the risk of your own safety? i would, i would make that call to the police then cause some kind of commotion to attract them away then i would say the cops are on the way. well at least that is what i would like to think. i would like to think that when the time comes that is what i would do, because i would hope that someone would do the same for me.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
15 Aug 09
I have seen crimes being committed and have called the police numerous times. I couldn't watch people being attacked or raped and do nothing about it. I wouldn't get in between them because I wouldn't be strong enough but the police and 911 would and have been called by me.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
26 Aug 09
That would be hard because I wouldn't have a weapon on me and I know I'm not strong enough to pull someone off the victim. Unless I found something lying around on the ground to knock the perpetrator out with. I would just hope and pray that the cops would get there fast.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
1 Sep 09
yeah true, that i why i carry a whistle around with me, it makes one of those piercing disorienting sounds that no one really expects to hear. and it attracts attention.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
1 Sep 09
Thats a great idea. I never thought of that.
@tjwill09 (62)
• Tuvalu
15 Aug 09
That shouldn't even be asked but there are some people out there who would see it and keep passing by like nothing happened. I myself would be one of those people who just kept on passing by. JK. I would definitely intervene. There's nothing like a surprise attack.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
15 Aug 09
i know that it is easy to say that one would jump in, but when the time comes it is hard to do.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 09
hi mamabear oh yes and I did mAke a call to the police after 'identifying where the screams and shouting was coming from in our next door apartment complex. Apt 21 so I called the police told them the name of the complex next door to mine, and the aPartment'number. they reported back to me that I had saved the life of a child who was badly beaten and his mom who was knocked 'out silly.he told me he wished the lAdys neighbors hAd been that concerned. I was pleased withhis compliments and glad I made the call. I was afraid to go into the apt but did get help.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
26 Aug 09
wow that is pretty awesome, i wish there were more people like you around. i make it a point to report stuff like that. i remember though, when i lived in england after the july 7th bombings, i was walking past a school and saw this expensive briefcase just lying there, not something someone would just toss. so i called the police about the suspicious case. they treated me like a criminal, it was pretty awful. i am still glad that i did it though, it could have been a bomb.